Scalehouse Voices, featuring Rick Silva

Scalehouse Voices Presents Rick Silva

October 3, 2018
Tyekson Hall, Rm 111



Scalehouse is thrilled to present Scalehouse Voices, a series of talks with visiting artists of diverse disciplines, exploring ideas and techniques, practice and process, creativity and culture.

The series continues October 3 with digital artist Rick Silva.

Silva will be discussing his latest work, a journey through southern Nevada and Utah using drones to document public lands and sacred sites that are being slashed and sold off by the current administration.  He will also be screening and giving background context for some of his more ambitious past art projects, as well as an ongoing collaborative project, and a curated organized event put together last summer.


Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon where he is an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon. He received an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Transfer Gallery in New York, Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, and Interstitial Gallery in Seattle. Silva’s projects and collaborations have been featured in festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona, Transmediale in Berlin, and Resonate in Belgrade. His works and installations have been acquired by multiple permanent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Borusan Contemporary Collection, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, WIRED magazine called Silva’s videos “glitchy curious things; some mesmerizing, some arresting.” ricksilvaÆnet


Hosted by OSU-Cascades and produced by Scalehouse, Scalehouse Voices is a series of artist talks featuring the fresh voices, perspectives, and ideas of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, designers, and scholars.


OSU-Cascades provides students with personalized instruction and OSU’s excellence in both academics and innovative research, as well as the lifelong advantages of a premier research university. OSU-Cascades is the only baccalaureate and graduate degree-granting institution based in Central Oregon. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university when it welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2015.

THANK YOU TO The Casey Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.